Benefits of Off-Campus Housing With For A Place To Live

For A Place To Live is an off-campus housing provider that offers a good number of benefits including affordable cost, kitchen facility, a short distance, etc. Please check the comparison between On-Campus student housings and ours.

On-Campus Housing

For a Place to Live


2-5 minutes walk

2-5 minutes walk

Some of your classrooms may be closer than from on-campus housing



More Affordable

It will always cost you less to stay in any of our locations, PERIOD

Meal Plan

Mandatory, Cost extra


You can buy the same meal plan, or you have the option to save money


Not Convenient, Cost extra

Within the properties, Included

Washer & Dryer

On each floor, Cost extra

In most units, Included



Included, super-fast WiFi



Single occupancy

Lease Terms

Academic year

Academic year, all year lease

Financial Aid



We accept financial aid just like the university


Not available

Included with each unit

Student with Family

Not Allowed


Winter Breaks

Must move out

No move out required

On-campus university accommodation
Private off-campus housing With “For A Place To Live”

On-campus University Accommodation

When you’re a student looking for accommodation at the university to live isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. You’re on a tight budget, so you need a place that fits your needs but isn’t too expensive. University housing may seem like a good option, but it can be much more expensive than renting a room in private rented student accommodation. Plus you get the added benefit of more freedom and independence when renting privately.

We put a list together so you can decide on your own.


  • Meeting new people within a week you’ll get to know a lot of people and bound to make some new friends.
  • Cleaners if you hate cleaning up, halls are great, as there are staff who will help you with this.
  • An RA (Residential Advisor/Assistant) is always around, and when you’re new, a Residential Advisor can be a huge plus. This is an older student who lives close by, and who is always there to lend a helping hand if you have a problem.
  • Security – Halls are normally monitored 24 hrs a day.


  • Lack of space even the best hall accommodation might feel overcrowded, and you will crave space for all your belongings.
  • Noise as much as you like being around your peers, the sheer fact that they’re never completely silent, and there are hundreds of them all around you at all times, can drive you insane.
  • You don’t choose who you live with and you could end up with someone completely obnoxious as a roomy.
  • No real privacy hall wardens can enter and check your room at almost any time, and that doesn’t feel like freedom, does it?
  • Rules university housing has strict rules that you have to follow, and if you break them, you may have to pay a fine.
  • Theft whatever you leave in the public spaces is at risk of being used by someone else, or worse, stolen.
  • Distance university halls are sometimes further away from the campus than you would like.
  • Expense Halls are usually much more expensive than private rented accommodation.

Private Off-Campus Housing With
“For A Place To Live”

If you decide to step into the private rented sector, or you’re forced to do so because your university can’t accommodate all students, you’ll see that it’s very different from university housing.


  • Cost Generally a room in private accommodation will be cheaper than a comparable one in halls.
  • Freedom You only answer to yourself, and the only rules are those all tenants everywhere have to abide by.
  • Privacy You can live all alone, or with a roommate that you choose. No one will be knocking on your door demanding a room inspection.
  • Space even the smallest apartment will offer more space than any hall room. You can bring everything you need, leave it wherever you want, and not worry about it being borrowed, broken or stolen.
  • No distractions No incessant noise, no constant parties down the hall, no annoying people coming and going at all times of the day and night.


  • Dealing with bills you will have to pay close attention to your budget for the first few months if you don’t have a landlord/agency that offers all-inclusive rents. That will last until you get accustomed to everything being your responsibility. Of course, if you stay with us all your utility bills are included, so this becomes one less thing to worry about.

When we consider everything, private accommodation makes the better choice. With more space, privacy, and freedom you can start your student life on a good note.

FOR A PLACE TO LIVE do business per the federal Fair Housing Laws. The law makes illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease, or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.